Cutting down the cost of cooling your house this summer, doesn’t have to mean living in discomfort. There are several ways to save on your air conditioning costs that are simple, and can help provide relief from this heat.
It is important to perform maintenance on all air conditioning units. This tactic can be commonly forgotten, especially when the air conditioner is still working well. However, prevention of problems is always the best way to extend the life of your unit. Replacing the filter monthly during times of extreme heat is important. In addition, have a professional service your system at the beginning of each season.
Another tip is to make sure you have an updated unit with an appropriate SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) number. Make sure your SEER number is at least 13 or better, and 14 is recommended for warmer climates. Older systems can be very in-efficient at doing their job. If you have a system with a SEER rating of less than 8, it is probably worth your while to consider replacing it with a more efficient system.
One great tip for improving the life of your system, for a system of any age, is to make sure your air conditioning condenser is located in a shady spot, and has ample room to dispose of the heated air it removes from the house. An easy way to keep it shady is to plant shade trees and shrubs around the house to reduce the direct heat caused by the sun. Doing this can effectively reduce your costs by 30%!
If you are looking for a new air-conditioning system and a trustworthy team of technicians who can properly install it in the Delaware and Chester County, Pennsylvania areas, then call Morvent’s One Hour at (484) 734-1445 today.